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Utility dress

Added Nov 20, 2013

by cchristie

Northern Ireland...






This burda dress is made in faux leather with zip detail to give it a more edgy look. Should be good for house work and sewing as threads don’t stick to it! Pockets can be part of the design but I left these off as a little short on fabric. Pocket detail could be with zips, flaps or just plain.

Material Notes

This dress could be made in pretty much any fabric, all with a good result
This design has lots of scope for reworking and would be nice with a second skirt detail with an uneven hem




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Corduroy, Cotton, Blends, Denim, Flannel, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Polyester, Velvet

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    Sep 24, 2014, 12.39 PMby KamySole

    Love the style

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    Dec 22, 2013, 09.52 PMby flowercat

    I’ve never sewn faux leather, you are brave. You’ve made a good job and the zip looks perfect. I think you’ll be wearing this more than you think…so practical!

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    Nov 24, 2013, 11.58 AMby Yuki M

    Love mods style! want to make mine. Is this the pattern you use ? > http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/a-line-jumper-092012

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      Nov 24, 2013, 04.21 PMby cchristie

      Yes yuki M that’s it. Happy sewing. Nice easy pattern

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      Nov 24, 2013, 05.36 PMby Yuki M

      thanks for the info!!

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    Nov 21, 2013, 06.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice dress Christy! You can dress it up – and down – depends on the occasion :) Fabric looks lovely!

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    Nov 21, 2013, 03.47 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Faux leather is my nightmare – I mean I’m afraid of working with it:-)) But your dress is well done and I like the way you combined it with other things. Looks nice:-)

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